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The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

Creativity

25 Reasons Your Business Should Switch to WordPress

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Originally launched in 2003, WordPress has become perhaps the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Today, WordPress is used by more than 74 million sites that publish new posts every second. …

Web Design

Attackers exploit zero-day flaw in WordPress plug-in

WordPress sites with the plug-in Fancybox-for-WordPress should apply a critical security update released Thursday that fixes a vulnerability already …

Information Security

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

Best WordPress Plugins in 2017 - We did the Research For You

30 Experts Share: The Top *Non-Obvious* WordPress Plugins That’ll Make You a Better Blogger<p>Updated on<p>• in Beginner tips, WordPress Plugins …

7 Best Affiliate Link Cloaking WordPress Plugins

Share<p>Tweet<p>+1<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Shares 12<p><b>Affiliate marketing</b> is one of the main source of income for many bloggers, and if you are a good affiliate marketer you …

How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website and Why It Is Essential

<i>Making your big debut online is more than just designing and developing a website that looks as pretty as a picture, your WordPress website needs to</i> …

Graphic Design for Print vs The Web: 15 Vital Differences You Need To Know About – Learn

<i>Print and web: two sides of the same design coin.</i><p>Though print and web designers have a lot in common, there are some important variations that people …

Something For Everyone: 28 of the Best WordPress Themes Ever

Navigating your way through WordPress theme roundups can be a daunting task.<p>Do you want something elegant? How about a theme that is optimized for …

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

Design Principles for Modern Web Design

<i>Editor’s Note: This article by Patrick McNeil is the first of a three part series on important design principles taken from Donald Norman’s book and</i> …

Homemade Protein Bars

<i>Two recipes for protein bars. Homemade protein bars with hemp and chia seeds are a tasty, healthy, and frugal alternative to store bought protein</i> …

3 Reasons Your Marketing Needs A Better Design Focus

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I’m a marketing consultant.<p>Clients come to me and say, “I need more traffic to my site, can I pay you to do that?” To which I often have to reply, “No.”<p>“What?”<p>Why would I say no? Why would I push someone away who is trying to give me money? Why would I …

Why every company needs a minimum viable product

All businesses strive to create value – they just don't always know where that value lies.<p>A minimum viable product (MVP) is the most basic level at which a product can enter the market. It's an experiment to determine if the execution of an idea has enough marginal utility to make or improve …

Bloggers: 6 Free Editing Tools For Better Writing

After hours of researching facts and figures, organizing your notes like crazy, and hammering away at your keyboard, you’re finally done with your …

Losing Organic Traffic After A Redesign? Four Things to Check

A site relaunch is a common time for things to go wrong with organic traffic. Check these 4 things to resolve any problems as soon as possible.

Marketing

How to Dramatically Improve Your Google Authorship

Google Authorship is one of the most important features of the new era of content marketing. It’s an authority or trust badge that signals to search …

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50 Tweetable Twitter Tips You Wish You Knew Years Ago

Want to get more followers and increase engagement on Twitter? Or do you just want to make sure people don't think you're a space case on Twitter?

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Internet

A Crazy-Fast Tool For Building Moodboards

Mood boards are a powerful tool in design. Essentially a collage of images–consisting of art, architecture, nature, furniture, and more–they can frame the creative bounds of a project in unspoken, visual terms. But assembling these photo libraries can take time. Think of the drudgery of Google …

Apple stock finishes at $600 for the first time since 2012

Apple shareholders have good reason to smile.<p>The Cupertino-based hardware giant’s stock (AAPL) cruised to the $600 mark in late afternoon trading Monday, the first time time it has hit that coveted position since 2012. That has lifted the company to a $517.66 billion valuation on the public markets.<p>…

WordPress.com Parent Automattic Raises $160 Million, Valued at $1.16 Billion

It's the first funding for the online publishing platform since it took $12 million in 2008.<p>Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and other Web publishing tools, has raised $160 million from investors, including Insight Venture Partners, CEO Matt Mullenweg confirmed.<p>The round values the …

Yahoo Decides It Won’t Honor Browser ‘Do Not Track’ Settings

Add Yahoo to the list of websites that could give a shit less about your privacy settings. The company has reversed its previously stated position on …